Early voting starts this week across Northeast Florida ahead of the March 19 Presidential Preference Primary.Early voting starts this week across Northeast Florida ahead of the March 19 Presidential Preference Primary.
Early voting starts this week across Northeast Florida ahead of the March 19 Presidential Preference Primary.

Early voting under way in Duval County

Published on May 1, 2023 at 12:17 pm

Starting today, you can cast your ballot in person in Jacksonville’s election.

Early in-person voting will continue through May 14, with the election May 16.

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Registered voters can vote at any early voting site. On election day, you must vote at the polling place in your precinct. You can find a list of early voting sites here.

Voters will choose between Republican Daniel Davis and Democrat Donna Deegan to serve as Jacksonville’s next mayor. The ballot also includes the Duval County property appraiser and a number of City Council seats.

READ MORE about the candidates in Jacksonville Today’s Voter Guides.

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As of noon Monday, about 1,900 people had voted early. A total of 32,267 had voted by mail, a turnout that Elections Supervisor Mike Hogan called disappointing.

“I don’t understand why people don’t vote in every single election, especially in a mayor’s election in a city that is as large as Jacksonville, Florida,” Hogan told News4Jax, a WJCT News partner. “I am really disappointed.”

Total turnout amounted to 5% of Duval’s voters as of this morning. That included 15,326 Democrats, 14,179 Republicans and 4,168 no party affiliation.

About 26% of voters cast ballots in the first election in March, when Davis and Deegan finished as the top two candidates for mayor.

To vote early, you need a current photo and signature ID. You may bring your sample ballot with you marked with your choices.

Early voting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Supervisor of Elections Main Office, 105 E. Monroe St. in Jacksonville, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. At voting sites, hours at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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Randy comes to Jacksonville from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where as metro editor, he led investigative coverage of the Parkland school shooting that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He has spent more than 40 years in reporting and editing positions in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Florida. 

author image Senior News Editor

Randy comes to Jacksonville from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where as metro editor, he led investigative coverage of the Parkland school shooting that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He has spent more than 40 years in reporting and editing positions in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Florida. 


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